Art show coming Dec. 7

Union Parish artists are invited to participate in the Union Arts Council’s second annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Claiborne Electric building in Farmerville, LA.  Entrants can be adult professionals, adult amateurs, or youth (grades 9-12).  Winners will receive ribbons and cash prizes.  

Donna McGee, a practicing and exhibiting studio artist , will be the judge.  McGee is an associate professor in painting and former department head at Grambling State University.  The artist holds a B.S. in art education, and an M.Ed. in counseling from Mississippi State University, plus an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Louisiana Tech University.  Her work can be viewed at

Fees:  $15 for professional artists; $10 for amateur artists; free for youth.  Each artist may exhibit three (3) works.  Additional adult works may be displayed for an additional fee of $5 per work, with a maximum of six (6) total works.  Checks should be made payable to the Union Arts Council.  Artworks and checks are to be delivered to the exhibit site at Claiborne Electric Cooperative between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.

                *Artworks may be marked “For Sale” or “NFS” (not for sale)

                *Union Arts Council will retain 30% from all sales

 Size/Hanging: With the exception of youth category, all adult works MUST be ready to hang with secure wire attached to the back.  No saw tooth hangers will be accepted.  All framed artwork MUST be under plexiglass, with the exception of oils and acrylics.  Maximum size is 36” wide.  Youth art works may be unframed and will be displayed on tables.

 Awards: Adult artists will receive ribbons and cash awards.  Youth artists will receive ribbons and gift certificates.  A People’s Choice Award will also be presented.

 Categories: 2-dimensional art (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography), 3-dimensional art (sculpture, ceramics), and folk art.

 Liability: Reasonable care will be taken during the Exhibition to ensure that all works are handled safely and kept safe during the show.  Neither the Union Arts Council, (its members or agents), show sponsors, nor Claiborne Electric are responsible for damage or loss of any works or damages caused by or to displayed works.

 For further information contact Bob Ward, exhibition coordinator, at 318-791-8038




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